BECOMING GLORIOUS RUINS
The novel Les Miserables is a French masterpiece that portrays the miseries in life. The book was adapted into a musical, giving birth to a song entitled, I Dreamed a Dream. The lyrics illustrate brokeness that has entered the world:
There was a time when love was blind
And the world was a song
And the song was exciting
There was a time
Then it all went wrong.
We all know that our lives fall far short of the grand existence we long for and seek to obtain. The Bible is a book of truth that points us to the reasons for our ruins. Genesis 3 teaches that humanity sinned against God. And Romans 3:23 describes sin as “falling short of the glory of God.” In other words, due to sin humanity fell short and keeps falling short of God’s character and splendor that we were designed to cherish and reflect.
Humanity did not lose God's image upon us after the Fall; however, as the rest of Scripture shows, God's image has become deformed upon us. We are devoted to helping women understand why we fall short and keep falling short of God's grand design for us so we can escape our ruins through Jesus Christ, be reconciled back to the all-glorious God, and be transformed into His beautiful likeness more and more each day.